Thursday, 11 August 2016

Settling back...

...into a studio that looks like the proverbial bomb hit it has some distinct challenges.  For one thing, there is a space that's about twelve inches square in which to create, since the worktables, floor and even the walls are covered with paintings for the upcoming show at Centre 64 in Kimberley.

I've been hard pressed to find a space to complete the small pieces that have been in the works for the last while, but have managed the minimum at least.  This first one, with a title bearing a very large tongue-in-cheek moniker, was great fun to do.  I'd not played with alcohol inks on canvas before, and it was full of surprises.

Subtle Colour 6" x 6" mixed media on canvas © Win Dinn
This monochromatic piece pleases me, mostly for the bits of the previous surface showing through. I very much enjoy painting over pieces that are less successful and watching them inform the current one.
Hugs and Kisses  6" x 12" mixed media on canvas  © Win Dinn
I like the push/pull of all the layers on this one, and the metallic flakes on top add a dancing dimension to it all.

Time to Tango 8" x 8" mixed media on wood panel © Win Dinn
I can see that the summer heat in the valley is finding its way into the studio...and that's the way it should be.  Hope your creativity is dancing with the fabulous weather too!

40 comments:

  1. absolutely gorgeous, all 3 of them!!! love them all. hugs, patty

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    1. Thanks, Patty - that was a fun experiment!

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  2. Awesome pieces Winn...The 1st one is spectacular!

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    1. Thanks, Roz - you KNOW how I like colour piggery!

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  3. You must have done these the last week in July when it was warm because this week you would be working in blues - lol. I really like the 'Subtle Colour' piece Win, an explosion of colour!

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    1. Those grey skies were so temporary I barely noticed them. Thanks for stopping by to comment, Val!

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  4. Love these sizzling hot new works Win. I can't wait to see them in the gallery during the Kimberly Art Show!

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    1. These ones are likely heading to Puffin to replace work heading to Kimberley, Laura, as they were finished after the lists/photos were sent. Wherever they go, they'll take some heat with them!

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  5. Love all three of them ! Great work !
    Corrie

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    1. Thanks, Corrie, and thanks for stopping by to say so!

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  6. These are all marvelous, and the warm colors give them such richness. I especially like the pump, because it makes me think of one of my daughters loves them. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Arnoldo - I have to admit a fondness for that pump myself, although it's been years since I wore any. They bring back good memories, to say nothing of a dream of learning to tango! :D

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  7. Great Win, I'm thinking those hot colours must be reflecting your summer. It's been warm here in the UK but not like I believe where you are which suits me just fine as I just can't craft when it's too hot. Have a great weekend, Angela x

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    1. We've had a lovely warm summer, Angela - usually between 25-35 degrees, although with my 'basement' studio, it doesn't feel that hot. Love the area, love the weather, and love creating in it! xo

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  8. Three wonderful pieces, Win! I totally surprised myself when I immediately chose the first as my favorite! Impressive work here, my friend. Good luck at the Kimberly show!

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    1. Now I'm surprised too, Kate - I would have expected you to go for the third one somehow. I love it that you like them, though, regardless of first choice!

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  9. Wow Win these are gorgeous, I love these hot Summer colours. The Tango piece is a real sizzler xx

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    1. Thanks, Sue - obviously I'm right into heat now! xo

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  10. Beautiful vibrant textured pieces. The colour is about how I feel lately, very warm in our 40+ temps with the humidex. It's making me very slow... take care, Shirleyxx

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    1. Holyt smokes, my friend - that +40 is just WAY too much...sending you cooling thoughts from BC! xo

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  11. All of them are just yummy delicious! Good luck at the show :)

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    1. Thanks on both counts, Shel - very much looking forward to it.

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  12. REALLY Bright and so so FUN!!!!! LOVE the RED.

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    1. Thanks, Sue - I'm such a colour pig, but red really is the best!

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  13. Fascinating pieces! WOW!
    Happy weekend Win Dinn!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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    1. Thanks, Susi - it's a heated and playful post this time, and they were fun to create.

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  14. Your pictures look very exciting - I like the one with this shoe best cause of the background and the color-combination.

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    1. Thanks, Rike, and thanks for stopping by. I have to admit a fondness for the shoe as well.

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  15. Stunning, there is the most amazing energy exuding from each piece.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    Many thanks for your recent visit to my Blog, very much appreciated.

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    1. Many thanks, Lynne, and thanks for stopping in to comment!

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  16. Love the 'subtle' colour, Win :) Best wishes for the upcoming show.

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    1. Thanks, Tracy - very much looking forward to it - Students. Teacher. Play. is going to be a blast!

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  17. LOVE time to tango - paint on good buddy!

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    1. As always, my friend...painting, painting, playing! :D

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  18. I can totally relate to the shrinking studio dilemma! Great pieces! I wish I could go to your show, I'm sure it will be fabulous! I hope you will have photos to share

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    1. Thanks, Kimberley, and you bet there will be show photos. I am very proud of my students, and they will be the bulk of the fun!

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  19. Oh Win!!
    These are all beautiful! and each filled with such yummy technique and interest! Best of luck with your show- you rock girlfriend! xo

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    1. Aw,thanks Jackie! I'm so looking forward to seeing so many of my students get together in this show - it's gonna be awesome! xo

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  20. You have created some very interesting effects all three are lovely and I adore the texture.

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    1. Thanks, Deann - I'm a sucker for ANY kind of texture!

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